Arlington Heights High School District 214 opts out of Smart Snacks program

The school board rejected $900,000 in school meal subsidies for low-income students.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.—Bravo to Arlington Heights High School District 214, which last week told the federal government to take its meal subsidy and new regulations on what kids can eat at school and to go scratch.

The school board rejected $900,000 in school meal subsidies for low-income students when it decided to forego the so-called federal Smart Snacks program, heavily touted by first lady Michelle Obama, who sends her kids to a private school. The program restricts what schools can serve kids at lunch and for snacks. New rules would limit snack foods to just 200 calories for kids.

I’m not opposed to healthy eating for kids, or anyone, for that matter. Every one should try and eat healthy.

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